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The Purpose Show

Mom life. We're surrounded by the message that it's the tired life. The no-time-for-myself life. The hard life. We're supposed to get through it. Survive. Cling on by the last little thread. And at the same time, Carpe Diem - enjoy every moment because it's going to go by so fast. The typical mom culture sends us all kinds of mixed, typically negative messages. We shouldn't take care of ourselves; it's selfish. The more ragged you run yourself, the bigger your badge of honor. But also, ditch your mom bod and work out. Don't yell. Make more money. Show up. Be better, but not at the expense of time with your kids.I am putting a hard stop to all of this. While being a mom, running a business, and whatever else you might have going on is hard, it is a lot and there's lots of giving of yourself, the idea that motherhood means living a joyless, nonstop-hustle-with-zero-balance kind of life, where you give and give and give and never take, needs to stop.I'm on a mission to help you stop counting down the minutes 'til bedtime (at least most days). Stop the mom guilt and shame game. Stop cleaning up after your kids' childhood and start being present for it. I want to help you thrive in work, home, and life. I believe in John 10:10 that we are called to living an abundant life and I know moms are not excluded from that promise. Join me in conversations about simplicity, some business and life hacks, spirituality and lots of other good stuff that leads to a life of less for the sake of enjoying more in your motherhood. I'm Allie Casazza and this is The Purpose Show.

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Ep 149: Thriving in Military Life with Lauren Chante

This episode is for anyone really but it’s especially for my beautiful friends living the military life. I get so many questions from military wives and women in the military themselves who need advice on how to implement minimalism and rhythms and routines in their homes. The military life is so different from my life and from normal, civilian life and I have really wanted to have someone who knows that life and thrives in that life to come on the show and have a conversation with me for you! And I’m so excited to have Lauren Chante on this episode. Lauren is a health strategist but she is also a mom and a military wife. She understands military life and she has amazing advice and tips and I really believe this conversation is going to help you, give you hope and give you the feeling that somebody understands.  Everything that we talk about in this episode can be found HERE: alliecasazza.com/shownotes/149

50mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Ep 123: Releasing the Other Version of Yourself

This episode is going to be more serious. Recently as I was sitting still in meditation, I had a realization that was so powerful. It was almost in the form of a vision. If you sometimes worry about others’ expectations of you, or even high expectations you set for yourself, this could be really helpful for you. I want to share it because I believe that it can set someone else free, like it did for me. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: alliecasazza.com/shownotes/123

19mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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EP 003: How My Morning Ritual Is Changing My Life

Having a morning ritual can completely change the flow of your day. Some morning rituals are all about productivity, getting things done before the kids wake-up, and others are more about self-care. There is no right or wrong when you create your routine, it all depends on what season of life that you are in. My morning ritual began when my husband was still working outside the home, as a way to build and grow my business. Since that time so much has changed in my life, I had a period of time where I’d jump out of bed and get started on my tasks for the day, but I am at a point now where being able to deeply focus on myself and self-care will be more beneficial to my day. One last note, I used to be a night owl, but I knew how much more purposeful my days would be if I began rising her earlier. It was a process, but it was worth putting the effort in to switch to a early bird. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/003

20mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Ep 019: 5 Things That Are Hard to Declutter (and How to Handle It)

You know the items you have laying around taking up space, but are too sentimental to throw away? Or the boxes full of toys your kids don’t play with anymore? What about the mountains of paperwork that are too important to get rid of? And the never ending rack of clothes that you don’t wear, or wear that often? Oh, and don’t get me started on the piles of stuff husbands leave around the house! If you find yourself glaring at any (or all!) of those things, then this episode is for you. I am talking about the 5 Things That Are hard to Declutter. We all have those areas in our life + I am here to walk you through how to declutter them. Clutter takes up time, so let’s declutter so we can have more time! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/019

32mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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EP 103: Decluttering 101: Where Do I Start?

It’s no surprise that my favorite thing to talk about is decluttering! Clearing the clutter is simplifying your life and creating an atmosphere of less so that you can focus more on what you want to be focusing on and what actually matters to you. This comes in many forms - physical clutter and mental clutter, heart clutter, calendar clutter, physical health clutter - all of that. And in this episode, we are going back to the basics of decluttering your physical stuff. I am going to help you figure out exactly where you should start! Let’s dive in! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/103

19mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Ep 094: The 5 Biggest Mistakes Moms Make When Trying to Ditch the Clutter

When I started my journey to decluttering my home, I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out how to make it happen. At the time, I could only find help with organizing clutter, not clearing it - and I wanted to clear it out! I learned a lot along the way which is why one of my main missions is to help you declutter faster, quicker, and more effectively. I want to take you all the way to the other side of simplicity and experience the joy and freedom in half the time. So here are the 5 biggest mistakes I see people make (and I have made myself!) when it comes to ditching the clutter. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/094

26mins

23 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Ep 143: The Truth About Hormone Imbalance (+ how to set them straight!) with Dr. Heather Rhodes

Dr. Heather Rhodes is a holistic pharmacist who works specifically with women to help them learn about and then treat hormone imbalances. I have PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and it is difficult to navigate. When I started sharing on social media that I was dealing with hormone issues, so many of you reached out asking for me to share what I was learning. I think this episode will benefit so many women! Everything we talk about in this episode can be found HERE: alliecasazza.com/shownotes/143

1hr 20mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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Ep 065: The Beginner's Guide to A Minimalist Home

How do you feel when you walk your home? Do you feel happy? Calm? Overwhelmed? Angry? Depressed? Resentful? Blessed? Do you feel like you just don't even have time to care about how you feel? Because I've been there. And now I want you to answer this: How do you want to feel when you walk into your home? Do your answers to those two questions match? If not, I want to help you get to the place where they match and you feel good walking into your home. There is a connection between minimalism and motherhood. We have to move beyond organization and dive deep into decluttering to experience the joy that comes with minimalism. Once we do that, we can truly enjoy motherhood more! I promise I'm not going to offer you some kind of ridiculous cleaning schedule or a set of tasks to check off every day, because that’s unrealistic. I am here to give you something that will last - I am giving you the gift of less so that you can have more. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/065

32mins

22 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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EP 051: Eating Well + Exercising in Motherhood with Amanda Wilson

How am I supposed to be a mom who keeps humans alive all day, stays up all night with a baby, and focuses on living a healthy lifestyle? That sounds so overwhelming! Wellness, exercise and eating well should work with you, not against you. It all should fit into your life, not overwhelm you! And wellness looks different from season to season.We cannot put a standard on wellness that we expect to work in every season of our life. If we focus on obsessing over wellness we are putting more stress on ourselves, our kids and our husband because we are trying to squish a certain standard into something that's not going to fit. Amanda Wilson is a well of wisdom when it comes to the mom life version of exercise, health, fitness, wellness and carving out that time for yourself. She strives to help others relieve the pressure of a wellness by sharing simplified approaches to living a healthy lifestyle. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/051 

48mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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EP 086: Becoming Your Full + True Self with the Enneagram (with Enneagram Coach Beth McCord)

If you're unfamiliar, the Enneagram is a personality test of sorts, but it's so much deeper than that. It has been a vital tool in understanding myself, my husband, and my children better. It has helped me heal some serious wounds from being misunderstood. And it has really helped me feel more alive and confident in who I am! The Enneagram will guide you through transformation and growth as you walk through a simple three step process of discover, explore, and become to your truest self. Beth McCord is a wealth of wisdom on this topic and I am so excited for you to hear from her perspective in this episode! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/085

45mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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EP 004: Positive Words For Your Children

Words can be an incredible way of bringing positivity into your life and the life of your children. I’ve always been drawn to words. I can remember as a child and now as an adult looking back and realizing how special this was. I literally had a relationship with words. I’d make up stories. I’d take classic fairy tales and rewrite them into my own versions, I just loved being surrounded by words. Words have always just been a really powerful passion in my life. The other side of words are that they can slice deep, especially in marriage. Any flaw you have, is magnified 1000% in marriage. So, while words have been a crazy positive gift for me, they’ve also been a weakness. However, it is most important to me to use words in a positive way. Words have shaped some circumstances of my life, and in today’s episode I want to share a how effective words have been in changing the behavior of my children. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/004

24mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Ep 130: Sunday Night Prep: The Key to Purposeful Weeks

Something I get asked about often is Sunday Night Prep or the Sunday Night Reset. It's something that Brian and I started years ago and I’ve talked about it before on my blog. I believe it is such an important and life-changing practice. It's essentially a way to look ahead at the week and be responsive, not reactive. Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” If you don't look ahead and know where you're going, you're not going to make it there. So, my encouragement to you is to really listen to what I'm saying in this episode. Really challenge yourself to lean in and check in with yourself, your spouse, and your family once a week. I promise it will change the way you are doing life. Let’s jump in! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: alliecasazza.com/shownotes/130

34mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Ep 041: 10 Things I've Done to Simplify My Life

Life is crazy and chaotic. Sometimes you need to come back to what matters most, but you've got to know what those things are. And once you decide what is most important, you will naturally experience a more simplified life. What matters most? What can you remove from your plate? What is no longer serving you and your family well? These are all great questions that you can think through to help simplify your life. I am excited to share with you the 10 things I have done to simplify my life and how they have impacted me, my family, and my business. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/041

31mins

21 May 2018

Rank #13

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Ep 129: Q&A: Busting Through Your Hurdles to Decluttering

I get asked so many questions about decluttering—which is what I’m most known for. Lately, there have been a lot of questions about people getting stuck in their decluttering efforts. So, I hosted live Q&A workshop online and answered a bunch of these questions live! I couldn’t answer every single one but I answered the ones that are the most common. Decluttering is doable for everyone. A minimalist lifestyle is possible for everyone and I can show you how to get there in a way that’s practical, possible and relative to you and your family. This is what makes me different from other minimalist teachers. You don’t want to miss this. Especially if you’re feeling stuck.  Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: alliecasazza.com/shownotes/129

47mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 111: A Simple Practice for Daily Happiness, Mindfulness & Making Decisions with Emily P. Freeman

Did you know that, on average, you make 35,000 decisions every single day? That is a lot and feels overwhelming! But decision making doesn’t have to be that way. If we shift our focus from putting off decisions, putting pressure on them, or ignoring them and we turn our focus to the next right thing, the whole decision-making process will be more fun and less intimidating! Emily Freeman is the founder of an incredible movement called The Next Right Thing. She has a book and a podcast around this theory of focusing on the next right thing in front of us and the power that has in our decision making. Give yourself permission to stay in the moment and take action on the next right thing! (Like listening to this episode, because it is a GOOD one!) Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/111

54mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Ep 070: 6 Things I No Longer Purchase Since Becoming A Minimalist

As you know, I am all about simplifying things and making things better and lighter, making things work better for me and the season that I'm in right now. And through that, I have been getting really intentional with the things that I'm buying. Really questioning what's coming into my home and (like Nate Berkus says) “becoming a ruthless editor” of what I allow to take up space in the space that I live in. That matters and that's something to guard! My goal is just to encourage you and show you that there's so much out there we don't really need to be buying. To encourage you to question why am I getting this or why am I buying anything not just things on this list. I really hope this episode will inspire you and make you think a little bit! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/070

21mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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EP 031: An Uncluttered Life

Living An Uncluttered Life goes beyond your physical possessions. It reaches out to other areas of your life such as your health, your calendar, your obligations, and even your friendships. What is this event doing for me? Is serving 3 days a week at this place bringing me joy? Does this person bring positivity or negativity to my life? Those are all questions we can ask ourselves as we start to live an uncluttered life. Bringing minimalism into these areas of our lives is so important and so healing. And by letting go of excess and removing what's not serving you, you are giving yourself space to have a more joy-filled life! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/031

26mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Ep 095: Allie & Brian Get A Marriage Coaching Session From a Personality Expert

A few months ago I had Enneagram expert and coach, Beth McCord, on the show to discuss all things Enneagram. In this episode, Beth is chatting with Brian and I about the Enneagram in the context of marriage. It’s a fun coaching, therapy session! We get real vulnerable as we discuss our personality differences and the hot button issues in our marriage (everyone has one!). Beth helped us navigate how to handle issues that continuously come up in our marriage! We've seen a big difference in the mutual respect level between us and that is because Beth helped us understand each other’s personality! She is amazing and inspiring, and I know you will walk away challenged in your own marriage. Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/095

53mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Ep 080: Creating A Cozy Minimalist Home with Myquillyn Smith "The Nester"

A book can teach you something new. It can inspire you to make positive changes in your life and can take you to a different level in your life. Reading is so important to me which is why I am excited for Allie Reads October here on the podcast! All month I am interviewing some amazing authors. We will talk about their books, life, and living a life of purpose and intention. Myquillyn Smith is a blogger and an author. She's written The Nesting Place and her new book, Cozy Minimalist Home (which is right up my alley). Myquillyn and I talk about ways you can create a space that is both cozy and minimal in your home. She is really great at teaching her audience to create an atmosphere that allows them to live and focus on what really matters to them, and less about maintaining their stuff. Use the hashtag #AllieReadsOctober to share with me this month. What are you reading? Did you get any of the books from the authors I’m talking to you about? Are you reading a different book? How are you taking this challenge to read more and putting it into action? I cannot wait to see what you share! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found here: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/080

34mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Ep 091: Delegation & Automation For Moms

Delegation and automation are hot topics in the business world, but they can also be applied to our personal lives - especially as mama’s! You don’t have to do it all! You can delegate to people outside of your home or you can delegate to your kids. You can automate things you know have to get done (like laundry and dishes) in order for your home and family to run smoothly. Trust me, delegation and automation will bring you so much freedom! And I hope this episode causes you to reflect and take action in some way to bring those things into your life! Everything I talk about in this episode can be found HERE: http://alliecasazza.com/shownotes/091

50mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #20